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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
brilliant words they do. >> this is helping tax my own party headquarters and my own party members. i thank the executive to get to that. a recent attack on party colleagues and offices and constituency offices and staff threatened intimidation from loyalists, and if confirmed, all threats of political motivated violence will be triggered by republican attacks. >> discussing this for mr. david this morning, if it is unacceptable, all that staff were intimidated in any way comment and i know that the justice minister and i will continue to defend the ability of politicians in northern ireland to carry out their duties. >> questions for the prime minister? dr. julian lewis, number one, mr. speaker. >> before i answer my hon. friend's question i am sure the house will wish to join me in thanking the duke and duchess of cambridge on the wonderful news they are expecting their first child, the perfect piece of news to end and in court a -- extraordinary jubilee year. joining the question on afghanistan veteran global security from the al qaeda presence in afghanistan has been significantly reduc
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
have been saying for more than four months, it's time for the thousands pass a middle-class tax cut which we approved here in the senate in july. as the days until the country goes over the fiscal cliff goes by, more and more republicans have joined our chorus. they recognize that the willing misto compromise sooner has put them in a real bind. so reasonable republicans are asking the house leadership to allow a vote on the senate-passed legislation. what was once a trickle has become more of a flood. last week republican representative tom cole said it was time to give middle-class families certainty their taxes won't go up by $2,200 on average on january 1. then tim scott from north carolina ad admitted that the senate-passed tax cut will surely pass the house since it will take only 26 republican ren votes for passage. i don't most of the time agree with david brooks but no one can dispute this columnist for "the new york times" is brilliant in writing. he's a great, great journalist and explains things so well. i really have great admiration for him. he wrote yesterday, "republi
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
. madam president, tens of millions of middle-class families face the distinct possibility of higher tax rates in january. with so many americans who are still struggling to find their economic footing after the deepest recession of our lifetimes, these looming tax hikes would be hard for those middle-class families and they are completely unnecessary. newspaper stories day after day on the so-called fiscal cliff often omit that the senate has passed legislation to shield 98% of families and 97% of small businesses from the income tax part of this so-called fiscal cliff. we passed the middle-class tax cuts act on july 25 of this year and we sent the measure to the house of representatives. did speaker boehner and the republicans in the house promptly pass this popular bill and send it to president obama for his signature? did they move to protect 98% of middle-class families from this tax hike in january? no. no. they decided to hold the middle-class tax cuts passed by the senate hostage in an attempt to push for tax cuts for the folks they care the most about, the top 2% of highest earn
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
. fourth, we are going to cut business taxes go further. let me tell you how. the temporary doubling of the small business rate relief scheme helps the small firms were 350,000 firms paying pay no right at all. the last government, we will end it in 2011, we have already extended its next april. and i extended by a further year to april 2014. we also confirmed the tax relief for our employees and shareholders. the energy bills provide renewable energy and we publish our gas strategy today to make sure that we make the best use of lower-cost gas power, including new sources of gas and went and we consenting the creation of a single office of regulation. we don't want families and businesses to be left behind as gas prices come on the other side of the atlantic. [cheers] we are going to help our construction industry as well. the last government abolished property release. my humble friends, the members of the southwest and others show that this has blighted development in our towns and cities. the proposal for my colleagues, that we create a long grace. for newly completed buildings, it
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
dealt with mitch mcconnell a couple years ago. extend the bush tax cuts, in the white house, they called biden the mcconnell whisperer, and the horse whisperer, and the way, one for you, one for me, and that's the way you make a deal. >> this moment, look to you we have a deal by christmas eve, new year's eve or over the cliff? >> who knows. somebody who thinks they know is only guessing. maybe there's a strategy in the white house, you know, by a certain date they'll work it out. >> play book, we always start the morning with the papers. we still love the print papers, assistant of the washington post, which, this morning, says fiscal warning yet to phase wall street. the stock markets are convinced that the fiscal drama is going to work out. the financial times has the opposite headline. they say wall street anxiety grows so which of these is more true? >> you know, -- [laughter] on wall street, they live in a zone of peaceful coexistence of optimism and pessimism. you can talk to somebody in the investment world in wall street, and in the morning, they are optimistic, and in the after
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm EST
time working on energy taxes or the alternative of energy taxes. .. >> debt is higher now than since world war, and 90% of the debt was owned to the americans, and the reason that the pressures don't seem as real as they are, and here, i want to be clear that the pressures are not next year and the year after. the pressures are between now and 2020 or even later is that europe has been in such a bad shape. that is, when you tie your monetary souls together and ignore your fiscal side, and when they get out, there's huge risks, but i would urge people in washington would not underestimate the price paid by the debt ceiling debacle of last year. it was not that we downgraded our debt and then our interest rates didn't change. that's a misreading. what happened is that the financial markets are spooked by the uncertainty in washington and by the belief to win anything no matter how stupid, and let us be clear, not raising the debt ceiling on the table again is as stupid a policy as anyone can imagine. the whole debt ceiling doesn't make sense, and the idea you will not raise it when you
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
iraq taxing the limits of those countries capacities and creating a regional crisis. the escalation of violence has reached a point where the fighter jets have been used to kill civilians standing in bread line according to the human rights watch. it's hard to comprehend that happening in any country. but that is what has played out. this regime's shucking capacity for the widespread terror and grow as we see the reports of a chemical weapons have been prepared for use. meanwhile the international institutions have largely remained on the sidelines and the reprehensible policies on the russian and chinese governments. the administration was right to initially work for the united nations but unfortunately due to chinese and the chinese intransigence these efforts have served to prolong the syrian people. we need a new course. the ambassador for, i know that you have heard from him already. the ambassador has led the charge in coordinating the humanitarian assistance. let me share a few thoughts on this brave american, the ambassador for. i am glad he had a chance to catch up with you to
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
american people that everyone's taxes are going out in order to provide this extra tax break on the amount of income about to enter the $50,000 which is exactly why tom cole has said let's not roll the dice on that issue. the question is rather, just talking about house politics now that isn't a good place to be. and that placed the policy wise and politically and therefore demonstrated a willingness to address the issue i would like to see it today not in the scenario that you are talking about. >> i'm with the potomac research group. what i hear you saying is the negotiators are probably going to use a baseline that is different from the congressional budget office and senator warner talks about getting savings from the tax rates going up on what the americans. as i understand, it is already built into the cbo baseline. so, in terms of getting to that four to 6 trillion-dollar how much are we talking a lot in terms of real savings and in terms of tax increases, and how much are we talking about in terms of coming you know, just a redefined baseline? and then in the other question is can
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
chancellor which the family-friendly measures whether scrapping the fuel duty increase, freezing tax are raising the personal allowance next year he thinks will be most benefit for the family? >> what i would say to my honorable friend is with have to take some difficult decisions. we've had to take difficult decisions on welfare of bring along tax breschel, operating but i try to help families were can with the personal allowance, with fuel duty. i've tried to help business. it will be extremely welcome. >> how can the chancellor seriously attend he -- [inaudible] when the 7 billion pounds he referred to today we take up to seven years to realize at the rate of 1000 a year against the rate of tax avoidance of 35 billion year? when the general anti-avoidance will be also refer to is far too narrowly drawn to be effective, and if you would listen to this, when he himself is actually now introducing a tax cut, tax havens from 23% to just 5%. >> what i would say is i don't think he's got the right figures. we are increasing the amount recovered of taxes that should have been paid from 13 bi
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 2:15pm EST
at and estate taxes. governments have been far less generations toward the sciences than the voluntary sector of society was. it's exactly the opposite of what we would think, so often we casually assume that things have to be the way they have always. and what i'm trying to do is do it what russell recommendation once awhile you have to hang a question mark on things you come to believe for a long time. >> thomas woods, what's the difference in your mind between the conservative and libertarian? >> well, this is a tricky one as i really -- my heart is on the table here. i feel like i have sympathy in both camps. i identify myself as a libertarian. libertarian has one basic principle which is nonaggression. you cannot initiate force against anybody else. i think a lot of people would agree with that. it's wrong to clock your neighborhood over the head. libertarians will take it to the logical. they involve initiation of violence against people who themselves who have not initiated. we would consider it to be legitimate. a conservative is less i guess id logical. conservative
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 8:15pm EST
portrayed as in the media? what kept him from talking about low taxes are free markets was he was described as being cold and evil. the data never hugged you and the basis of a liberalism, the data never hugged. he didn't hate the poor. he ate the poor. a consequence of this, republicans don't really fight back. we assume that we are cold and we don't know what to do about it except continually make the economy work while we let the liberals destroyed and then we come in every two years and fix it. but right now -- [applause] common sense is viewed as intolerant. the nicest thing you can say to somebody no matter who it is is to get a job. the nicest thing you can say. when you're walking down the street and there's a guy panhandling and you say get a job, you're complimenting him. you are saying that you have the will and the means to get a job. but now these days if you say that, you are seen as mean and intolerant to assume people have the power to act of their own volition. that is where we are at now, that we can think of ourselves as a person he can take care of themselves. you are a
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
grover norquist pledge to not raise taxes? >> guest: it's not up to me to decide what violates and what doesn't but i don't think so. i think keeping tax rates where they are is the question and you can increase revenue without increasing the tax rate partly by that and a more efficient system. it distributes investments away from the nonproductive loopholes towards things that generate economic growth and that's something that paul ryan has been a leading advocate of. so i think this is a really smart proposal by the speaker, and it was -- i was pleased to see every republican. it wasn't just his name. it was extremely significant. hopefully the white house understands that means a unity of the republican leadership at that table, and if there's unity there i assure you there is in the republican conference. >> host: here's a letter to the white house with of the signatures of the leadership team including paul ryan of the budget committee. a lot of the callers have talked about the lack of detail in the proposal. what loophole deductions do you get rid of an order to bring in mor
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Dec 2, 2012 12:15am EST
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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:30am EST
between us is we won the large multinational companies to pay proper taxes here in the u.k.. we believe you do that by having lower tax rate and we reduce the rate of corporation tax but by making sure they declare their income properly. that is why on this specific issue of transfer, companies have been pursuing strange practices to pretend there revenues aren't delivered in the u.k. and run down their tax bills. .. >> the entry of the energy bill to parliament now means we can get out there and sell to all of the energy companies the very clear and stable framework that the u.k. has for offshore wind, for nuclear, for renewables and, indeed, for gas. i think it's a very positive development, there's a huge amount of potential, pent-up investment, and we need to make sure that results in british jobs and apprenticeships, and the government is fully committed to making that happen. >> [inaudible] pruitt. >> the prime minister obviously believes within the leveson report, there exists something that is bonkers. how would the prime minister give the views of his planning minister
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Dec 3, 2012 6:45am EST
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Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
expenditure. will have more to say on taxes, but we are ecstatic to have senator durbin here today who has played such a fundamental role over the last several years. been part of literally every negotiation that has taken place. he still an optimist, so i think that is a sign of progress. he has had a long history of being a champion and advocate for the middle class. he has carried that advocacy in the budget negotiations. part of the cu -- subcommittee, the gang of eight, became a six, almost every game that has been involved in these issues, and, but i think most importantly he has been a fighter for what's right and for having a plan that really stands true to the back of the american people and the people who voted and waited in line for hours, people who want a fair shake out of washington. and so, as a champion of that fair shake i'm excited to have senator durbin. [applause] >> neera, thank you very much for those kind words your elections as you say have consequences. politics is driven by a lot of things. candids that money -- [inaudible] the center has been at the foref
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
same police officers he accused arrested him. they held him without bail on charges of evading taxes. after 11 months in custody, repeatedly being denied medical care, he died at age 37. russia's top investigative commission said he died of heart disease and hepatitis. he could have survived with basic medical care. a parallel report said he died because of a beating in prison. over time prison officials were dismissed but got jobs elsewhere. russian authorities occasionally raised the prospect of looking into this thing thoroughly but ignored evidence linking police officials to magnitsky's death. some of those involved even received medals for meritorious service by the russian government. sergei magnitsky's death is part of a troubling belief on human rights in russia. activists are harassed for speaking out against fraud, corruption or denial of basic rights. we saw what happened with sergei magnitsky when he tried to speak out against corruption. i'm saddened that the leadership of a great nation such as russia is resorting to these hideous tactics. they are a throwback to the
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
the defense authorization bill but also other critical issues, including tax issues and spending issues and that's what i wanted to address today. we -- we have a lot of challenges and instead of pulling together, we seem to be pulling apart. and i'm specifically referring to some of the suggestions by some in the majority that we consider controversial and partisan rule changes that would marginalize minority members and doing it in a way that breaks the current rules to change the rules. and what i mean by that is, it takes 67 votes to change a rule here in the united states sena senate. that's a rule, by the way, that dates back to 1917. and the reason that's in place is because obviously, you know, folks wanted to force the majority and the minority to work together to make those rule changes. you don't get a two-thirds vote without that. and i think that's important, that the basic rules are ones that are agreed on. we tend to change parties a lot around here. in fact, we've shifted back and forth between republicans and democrats seven times in the past 30 years. and so at
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Dec 2, 2012 1:30am EST
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Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
prefiscal cliff or fiscal cliff 1.0 #. the 2001 tax cuts about to expire. senator reid on the floor, the democrats did not want to extend all tax cuts, just some of the tax cuts, and he was trying to create an impression that, at the time, that republicans were obstructing the process and what the democrats wanted to do, but in reallots what reid was trying to do, i believe, was set the agenda and create an environment so that he could win politically and set up after the quote, a rare weekend session in the senate where he had two votes, no republican amendments allowed, and he set this up to show that republicans were obstructionists, and that they would not go along with what he said was good for the country, and this was a public relations ploy designed to shift attention from the democrats inability to come along with what republicans wanted to do, which is fine, their prerogative k to republicans saying we don't want to go along with what the democratsment to do. in short, he was seeking to control the agenda, and i think that's the real issue here. certainly, there are times
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Dec 1, 2012 9:00am EST
absolutely. there is a case where bob jones university lost its tax exemption because the court argued there was a compelling interest in not having the state collaborate with racism. very similarly they should collaborate with the oppression of women but a practice of pauley emery, what would the objection to that be? of course administratively impossible because it creates so many layers of families and former families but in our legal tradition administrative difficulty has to be really extreme to be compelling state interest. one case i know of that trumped the religious interest was a case where an american family refused to allow their child to have a social security, they said that was so fundamental in an organized society, it turns out she had already been given one anyway so the case was very odd in that respect. that shows you that you have to go far out on a limb to trump the religious claim. u.s. about reynolds. reynolds is a case in the 1870s where a polygamous mormon man lost, the first case to test the free exercise clause because it was not applied to state law
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
been created for the use of human and tax, reads another organism described in the modern vernacular and sold under several thousand different brand names. these sprays, and dust are almost universal. gardens, forests, homes. they have the power to deliver insight -- [inaudible] and to linger on the soil. all of this -- [inaudible] can anyone believe it is possible to lay down without making it unfit for a life in the nation not to be called insecticide. >> i remember scenes like that. to some of your member seen fogging tracks through the neighborhoods quiet it was certainly a different time. well, rachel carson did not live to see the environmental movement blossomed and flow out of what she started. she was halfway through "silent spring" when she discovered she had breast cancer ended with an advanced stage and was not diagnosed well. her treatment was inadequate to halt the disease and so she continued to fight her illness during the second two years. it took about for years to write the book and she was sick about half the time of her cancer and a variety of other illnesses. bu
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Dec 3, 2012 8:30am EST
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
taxing the limits of those countries and creating a regional crisis. assad's escalation of violence has reached the point where fighter jets have been used to kill civilians according to human-rights watch. hard to comprehend that happening in any country but that is what has played out. this regime's shocking capacity for widespread terror will only grow as we see reports that chemical weapons have been prepared for use. international institutions will largely remain on the sidelines, held hostage by the reprehensible policies of the russian and chinese governments. maybe there is change. we will see what happens. the administration was right to initially work with the united nations but unfortunately due to chinese and russian in transitions these efforts have only served to prolong suffering of the syrian people. we need a new course. ambassador ford, you heard from him already, ambassador ford has led the charge in coordinating humanitarian assistance. let me share a few thoughts on this brave american, ambassador for. his personal courage and commitment, seeing a way forward in
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
future at risk. in little more than a month, nearly $400 billion in tax increases will combine with sequestration, more than $100 billion in mandatory across-the-board spending cuts over one year, to drag our nation over the so-called fiscal cliff. what those tax increases mean to an average american family of four earning $50,000 a year is over $2,000 in higher income taxes. add to that expiration of the alternative minimum tax patch, new taxes mandated by the federal health care bill, and the reinstatement of the death tax, which will impact the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and small business owners, which americans will see the largest tax increase in the history of our country. if all of this happens, the congressional budget office predicts the nation's economy will shrink next year and the unemployment rate could rise again. in other words, we go back into recession. i believe we can avoid the fiscal cliff and address our massive deficit but that requires doing three essential things: reforming our tax code, reforming entitlement programs, and better controlling our s
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
decide what you're going to do now i once those taxes go up. and then when january 2nd come up, you get a committee together, and you solve the problem. i mean, how is that going to affect everyone when it comes to taxes? is it going to be the same, or will it be different? i mean, do we have to do it early? can we do it in january? >> guest: well, i would argue that there are two pieces to the fiscal cliff in that you have to do amt this year, and you -- because unless you really intend people to pay that additional tax. it would be very hard in the middle of the tax filing system to reverse that decision. now, you are, i think, correct in the second piece of the fiscal cliff. that is the tax rates that will apply next year. arguably, you don't have to take action this year, you have the whole of next year during which you can reach resolution to that issue. now, the only reason why i think that's an extraordinarily bad idea is i think it would be viewed quite unfavorably by the financial markets. and so you could see a reaction. and it is really bad tax policy to be legislating in
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Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
that i worked on, in fact, with tax the gentleman from oklahoma anded sait something simple, if you are adjudicated mentally infirm you're on the same list that prevents you from buying a gun as if you're a felon. in my judgment, i love our veterans, i vote for them all the time, they defend us. but if you are mentally ill, whether you're a veteran or not, just like if you're a felon, if you're a veteran or not, and you have been judged to be mentally infirm, you should not have a gun. and that no amendment, my friend, is absolute. the first amendment is not absolute, you're against antipornography laws. the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight and ninth amendments are absolute and as much as i believe in the second amendment and the right to bear arms and was a supporter of the heller amendment neither is the second amendment. i continue my objection to the provision. mr. mccain: may i be recognized? the presiding officer: the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: what we have here after 12 hiewrs today, eight hours yesterday and 42 amendments and many more coming in a manag
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
that? [inaudible conversations] [laughter] we are talking about what extent a middle-class tax breaks for me to middle-class families. today at 2:00 p.m., people can ask the president questions on twitter with the hash tag my 2k. after that, this come in this afternoon from the president has a bilateral meeting with the prime minister of bulgaria and this is an important relationship with bulgaria. the president will deliver a speech about 4:00 p.m. commemorating the 20th anniversary of the threat reduction program, which as you know, was authored by richard lugar. it has resulted in a regime that allows us to achieve our the president's highest priorities, and that is to secure safety around the world. it is important have to remember that when it comes to these kinds of objectives, democrats and republicans, we can come together and see very important things come and the president looks forward to this. we also want you extend our congratulations to the duke and duchess of cameras that they are expecting their first child. >> i haven't had that conversation with them. in another the
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
and that is taxes and spending. more specifically the desire of the president as understand, governor, was to have a capital gains tax cut. but the democrats will only agree the overall rates were increased no such agreement could be reached and democrats retreated on the rate increases while selling for a limitation of tax deductions for higher income. i will give the recollection of the 1990 budget its pros and cons but more importantly what lessons from that experience can be applied today. i'm sure they will want to interact with each other. after opening comments you want to make and if time permits we will certainly opened up to you and the audience for any specific questions you might have to be i'd like to speak with the honorable former chief of staff at this time mr. sununu. welcome and thank you and we look forward to your views. >> thank you very much. [laughter] >> i think this is a very interesting coincidence in history and time to have us here discussing the 1990 budget agreement in what is happening today and i want to write from the beginning acknowledge wh
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
counterpart in the house, chairman camp work together i believe on developing ideas for tax reform will be some of the lead folks who are shepherding whatever kind of framework, hopefully comes out of the fiscal cliff to their committees to help develop the details of how to do entitlement reform and tax reform. so we are very like you have with us today chairmen bockius who is somebody who's been thinking about these ideas for quite some time, hazard immense amount of expertise and will talk to us today about where the situation stands and where hopefully we will be able to move from there. thank you so much, senator. [applause] >> thank you very much, maya. thank everyone here for fix the debt, putting the fix to get conference together. this is an interesting senate. have my back to all these a luminaries here. i don't know whether there will be darts in my back or spitballs, whatever it's going to be, but it's good to be here and try to help any way i can. i first want to commend erskine bowles and senator alan simpson, retired coalition for your laserlike focus on this. you ar
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
, joe shaw looks at the estate tax, which is set to go up the end of the year plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. now come in a discussion of how the military and national security might be a affected by spending cuts at the first of the year. part of the so-called fiscal cliff. former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mike mike mullen, was joined at how services committee. this is a less than an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for coming. my name is peter peterson. i would like to give you a review of why we are supporting this project today. starting about 30 years ago, after studying the profound demographic trends, on the vast and unfunded promise we have made. i have decided was not unsustainable, but a primary threat to the future. speaking of unsustainable, in the nixon white house in which i served, the chairman of the council, if something is unsustainable, he says it continues to stop. or if you don't like that, if your worst eyes, i suggest that you does not dismount. in lieu of that retirement, i d
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
. we passed in the senate this summer in july, i guess it was july 24, a tax cut for middle-class families, meaning we would continue the tax rates for those families. that kind of certainty is badly needed right now. so one of the best things that could rap right now is the house could vote and the president would sign into law legislation that would provide certainty for middle-class families. 98% of american families, and some 97% of small businesses. so it's time for the house to act. secondly, i think we have to take steps to make sure that we're creating jobs at a faster pace, as i mentioned before. i'm introducing legislation today to help middle-class families and -- middle noik families and to boost hiring. it would expand the payroll tax cut from last year for one year and give employers a tax credit for hiring. and i'll be talking about that legislation. now, the payroll cut that we -- tax cut that we put into place last year had a number of benefits. i won't go through all of those today but the joint economic committee, the committee of which i'm the chairman, just pu
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
improve as 34%. but the one thing they are certain is that taxes will increase. and in the next four years how it affected you think the federal government will be on each of the following issues. we read a list of these issues, we rotated those. this is how it basically stacks up. ensuring long-term future of entire programs such as social security and medicare, 65%. 64% creating jobs, 64% improving public education, growing the economy, creating a business environment that allows for innovation. lowering the federal deficit actually false down to 40. not as much confidence there as a part on the other side. we been said the training faces a number of challenges including but not limited to large budget deficits, national debt, slower economic recovery, high unemployment, deep political divide on many issues. do you believe we will overcome these challenges in the foreseeable future as we've done in the past, or do you think these are unique set of challenges that are so serious that we might not be able to overcome those challenges? two-thirds of voters, 67%, say we will be able to
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Dec 1, 2012 12:30pm EST
strong labor unions of course tax rates of the top and then a second era of financial capitalism, deregulation and capitalism and there's a widespread belief to talk to people. it explores the growth and the higher efficiency that must make everybody better off and it's not true. growth was slower in the second half and because the big instance stopped being spread to the general population or went to a handful of people at the top. the archetype is that they are actually setting it too low. it's not the 1 percent, it is the .1% for people that needed and in the earlier period, paul was absolutely right in the earlier period the quintile, every group in the population was growing but the bottom part was growing faster than the top. today it is not that way. gdp doesn't really give you a good measure of what is happening through the economy and the society. so, while that one-tenth of 1 percent has been doing very well, the median income is lower than it was a decade and a half ago. it is as low as it was two decades ago to go to the top. so, it's clear that in the ways our econom
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Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm EST
kinds of regulations, resist certain kinds of taxes, and resist certain kinds of policies that might be in the broader public interest and, therefore, there's a tension between the narrow self-interest of the few and the broader general interests of everybody else. >> host: in your book you talk about evolution quite a bit, and in fact if i'm misquoting you, let me know. but national government are knee -door in neathrandel. >> at some point, human beings and dinosaurs and modern -- national governments are a form of organization that are inconsistent with the global ear remark whereas corporations helped shape the global era, are designed to operate globally and across borders and thrive in a place where the very nature of countries having borders restricts them from projecting their influence. >> host: do you see that changing? >> guest: well, it will change at a point in history where people realize they need international institutions that are strong enough to regulate global climate or to regulate global financial markets or regulate global health risks in an effective right. right
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Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm EST
have to do is use a credit card. here today pay $39.99 plus tax and we will ship the to your right away. maybe you have some children you want to buy it for your wife, son, daughter so you can the sum today for under $40 and if you want to buy more one you can do so and use flex pay.it is your chance to get it today and now approaching 30,000 ordered today. where there is music or watching a netflix or hulu plus o that is why tablets are the number one gift to give this holiday season. you will not only have a you have a name brand, the kindle fire, the one that is all abuzz now and today we could not be happier to feature it for you.the response was so huge at was supposed to go all day but if we only have a small amount that we can shipwright away. there may be extended later on in the day. get your calls in if you want to get it immediately with for kids let's talk about that and adults and a baby boomers or first-time tablet users. for kids this is wonderful with your using it as an educational tool (...) i can see the parents and the doctor's office and the kids are restless.
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
, after weeks of delay, and as the days dwindle and taxes are set to go up for millions of families and businesses, republicans in the house finally showed up at the negotiating table. and now we know why they've been holding their cards so close it their vest. their proposal would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families. their plan to raise $800 billion in revenue by eliminating popular tax deductions and credits would reach deep into pockets of middle-class families. republicans are so intent on protecting low tax rates for millionaires and billionaires, they're willing to sacrifice middle-class families' economic security to do so. at the first of the year, middle-class families, will get an average of $200 i,200 in additional taxes they'll have to pay. their proposal was short on specifics but we do know from independent analysis that it is impossible to raise enough revenue and make a dent in our deficit without using one of two things -- raising tax rates on the top 2% or raising taxes on the middle class. and, as my friend, the senior senator from missouri, said on the s
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00pm EST
save you from having buy a movie. i want you to imagine on limited movie rentals for $7 plus tax. 7 -- $95 plus tax. try to rent 10 movies and see with the price will be. you get it built into this toshiba unit andhad one more other and it's sold out completely but i understand we tried to get more but are not able to.it is also a picture viewer witha have been able to pull it up because of the video streamer. if i want to go to the cost of the press of a button. you are getting the toshiba wi-fi media streamer and then a blu-ray and seven out of eight hollywood and going blu-ray because that is the best format to watch a movie send anyone you to take advantage of it. youtube see camacho's funny beers and you can do that% through your tv. >>host: some of your favorite celebrities from anywhere are on youtube and summer your favorite hsn shows are on youtube. we are inundated with calls and people are ordering a second and third of the today's special kindle fire.this will be gone for the holidays it is a toshibaplease do not be confused it is a blu-ray player and media straightener
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00am EST
to tax, to reduce troops. it was simply a place -- a debating society for the leaders from the various states to argue different policies. they were at war with each other. they were independent, sovereign nations and the leaders from various states began to realize we need a stronger federal government so they wrote the constitution. many americans were opposed to the constitution and became antifederalists. so they were the federalists and antifederalists opposed to each other from the very beginning. from the signing of the constitution. the antifederalists gradually became known as republicans and then democrat republicans. so when john quincy adams was running for office, and you now have the republicans, democrats republicans running against the federalist and he was the last of the federalist. the federalists ran this country from the beginning. washington, adams and they were the people that ran the country in the elite, the constitutional and the states allow property owners to vote. gradually universal suffrage came, not involving women. don't get your hopes up too hi
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Dec 2, 2012 9:00pm EST
old man hands and i am a farm girl.i cannot tax the my cell phone half the time i just put yes or no. if you only got it to tax and how much of youthspan neon texting? -- text and how much are you spending for texting? >>guest: i cannot remember ifit is free or 99¢.you use your fingers or we include a. it is easy to type with a stylus. you can be a lot more precise. >>host: wow are we busy and use express ordering if you can. if you shop here before, it actually allows you to but ahead in line.literally typing your telephone number and it will ask your zip code and is no hard questions like how old are you or how much do you weigh? % not want to answer. [laughter] also the flex pay committee to do all that and you can pay for6 c13 -- we will pay for the shipping and handling even if you are going to send it to someone else. it is free to get it to their door. sent in to minnesota or california or new york. -- send we have had thousands of new shoppers in the last day and you can get more than one of these also. you can also use flex pay more than once. many times the limit per bu
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm EST
$2 trillion a year of interest payments. where are we going to get that? that all of the tax. >> you mentioned the creditors. who are the creditors? especially for the united states right now. >> some are other americans who own treasury and large insurance companies and banks in america who own treasurys. the federal reserve owns a lot of treasuries, so we as taxpayers even though we are not buying them with our own money the fed is the largest by year of the treasury's right now. but the foreign central banks, banks all around the world, china is a huge creditor. we owe them over a trillion, we'll japan over a trillion. governments are holding on to this debt. you know, there is a story. i forget where it was run that mentioned from the peak of the housing double until now they said the average american household net worth was down about 40%. it's actually down a lot more than that when you factor in each share of the debt that has been accumulated in their name by the federal government. so americans are basically already broke. that's why we have to just admit that we are insolve
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Dec 2, 2012 11:00am EST
marilyn miglin. you are getting top of the line. in shipping and handling and tax. it comes packaged in this print they are smaller than the full size you get almost a half an ounce. maybe there are some you have not tried before. >>guest: this is sixth sense, and then we have our five senses but we have the it almost in spite is your intuition. and then we have pheromone breeze which is a new version of pheromone. it is light, whimsical modern and today. we have got a switch is made with edible fruitsgoddess.and then we have fo-ti- tieng which is what kathy wolf picks. it is one of the ancient oils on inch of papyrus it is a sexual stimulant. % celebrate. when it introduced celebrate, so many of you loved it.it has so many flowers used only for celebration. it is for babies, and then we have pheromone gold which is more precious than gold. >>host: and then we have m. burke, pheromonedestiny, destiny blue secrets pheromone musk magic camera magic nights, and bomb shell. a sexy flirtatious perfume is the bombshell. >>host: ge each. we are very busy with 1400 ordered. if you a
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
legislation is. you've got the american civil liberties union, americans for tax reform, electronic frontierg foundation. you've got people across the political spec drum and 95 companies that might otherwise be suing each other sometimes. there's apple, microsoft, at&t,g intel, adobe, a lot of the largu companies in this space are behind this legislation. i think it has a lot of energy behind it. the bill coming out of committee with a good, strong bipartisan support is going to strength in the coalition, strengthened the effort. i agree that there needs to be more discussion of this legislation. there needs to be hearings early next year. but i think we have a good starting point now in a good place from which to move forward. >> host: konrad motyka, how often in your job to use the e-mail searches or cell phone searches? >> guest: my primary experience has been in the investigation of organized crime and narcotics. i personally haven't made tremendous use of that as a tool in that particular arena. so i don't want to put myself out there someone who uses it all the time. if i cou
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Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
tax for free forever hello america!-- ext >>host: we love this.i am to vein two a day i need readers or glasses. --toadmit >>host: -share lack of sleep. >>host: by the way you can do it with books. again, people my family with visual acuity problems.is actually blind. if you need to get large print books, a lot of them are not available in large print.when you do they are usually more expensive and frankly really big. obviously there are more pages. >>guest: look how big this is. 14 times. for anybody else in america needs or wants a large size look how large. and if for any reason you cannot see it you can have it read to you. >>host: when you download the application for free texting it will read to you. the kindle is the only one i know that reads to you or your kids. there you go. [reading] >>guest: you never know what you get when you play an aesop fable. >>host: in the first 10 minutes half the people ordered half of the people who have called our new shoppers. that tells me with your shopping a little or a lot we that can pole is available elsewhere but this is the only place
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am EST
workers on the job, bring back tax revenue for local governments to repair, rebuild and restore a sense of normalcy for our commitments. we already were at over 9% unemployment before the storm, and if history teaches us anything from hurricane katrina, it is that unemployment dramatically rose subsequently. that is a big challenge. to economically rebuild new jersey, we also need to rebuild thier is si shore, and that is -- that's a $38 billion tourism economy in our state. and the jersey shore isn't just about summer homes. that sometimes is, you know, a huge misconception. it has been transformed into year-round communities. the next two slides show the importance of some of what senator schumer was talking about, army corps on our shoreline. stockton college did a study of the army corps' beach engineering programs before and after the storm, and what it found was unambiguous. where the army corps was able to complete a beach-engineered project, the dunes held. and the damage to commitments behind -- to communities behind the projects was either negligible or manageable. so here's a
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Dec 2, 2012 12:00pm EST
tax to the first payment. what are you the kindle fire air. this is not a surprise or who is that? this is the kindlein., this is the perfect gift idea. i love this size for the kids or the grandparents they love the 7 in. it will fit in the palm of their hand. it is easy to hold.it will quickly respond to what you want to do. 3 cows skinny it is. it is west than -- c13 skinny it is. the case has been extremely popular >>guest: the color pink just sold out. we have black and white, we do love other cases once this 1 sells out. this is a nice style this is the final two colors and i think they are fabulous. if you like the case, and out is the great time to get in on the case.there are 1000 cases and we are not getting any more, good luck. that is my best advice. tanda people are calling and i have done a couple of presentations obviously because 17,000 are gone. at the end of my presentation we normally have 300 or 400 people on hold.if you call us now there is a whole situation, and in other five minutes there will be a hold situation. is a great credit to call us early. i want t
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
. it was the fiscal cliff 1.0. the tax cuts were set to expire and senator reid was on the floor. the democrats did not want to extend all the tax cuts. they only wanted to do some of the tax cuts. and he was trying to create an impression of the time that republicans were obstructing the process. but in reality, they were respecting the agenda and creating an environment that they can win politically. and he said right after this quote, a rare weekend session in the senate -- he had to senate's side by side. no republicans and he set this up and show that republicans were obstructionist. but they would not go along with what he said is that the country. this is a public relations ploy designed to shift the democrat ability to go along with what republicans have to do. the republicans are saying we don't want to go along with what the democrats want to do. in short, he was seeking to control the agenda and i think that's the real issue. certainly, there are times when minorities of both parties both needed to or wanted to. but the real issue is one of agenda control. we actually have
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
possibility of israel withholding tax revenues the position of the palestinian authority could be made worse by the passage of such a resolution. let me as the foreign secretary comes secretary does it really believe the threats issued by republican-controlled congress should punish the palestinians for taking this diplomatic state as a reason of basis on which to base his policy? does he really believe that israel's customs revenues that claims on behalf of the palestinians which legally belongs to the palestinians is a reasonable basis on which to determine policy on this vote? does the foreign secretary understand stated for the palestinians is not a gift to be given but a right to be acknowledged? i warned the foreign secretary it will not be a measure of our influence. it will be a confirmation of our growing irrelevance of engagement in the search for peace across europe. countries like france and spain a party make clear that they will join what i believe will be an overwhelming majority of 193 members of united nations general assembly and observer status for the palestinians. that c
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00am EST
the day but we will never do this again. for $49.90. >>guest: there is no this was a taxing, time consuming, undertaking that i very green and red but it was a blessing to pull this off in time for the holidays at this price point because we can say, this is fun to do this but i know i christmas, i have a budget and what to be able to buy gas for this special people in my world better special and i want something neat and unique and special and not over $100. to be able to bring tea this to you for under $50, i was tickled. i was kind of shock that we are able to do that. >>host: at $49.90, this is a home run.for if you would like parent would like to head back to the funds by use express jumping into night, closing in on close to 15,000 spoken for what a tree, with you with them with their necklace that you already6 c13 what you wear them with what ever.you almost do not see the metal when you put these in your ear, all you see a yet they glow. they look so pretty on the year.ear. >>guest:they have a movement and i tend to play with them a little bit by moving my head, i do think
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
it will keep the workers on the job, bring back tax revenue for local governments to repair, rebuild, and restore a sense of normalcy. we are already over 9 percent unemployment before the storm. if history teaches us anything from hurricane to train it is that unemployment dramatically rose subsequent. that is a big challenge. to economically rebuild new jersey we also need to rebuild the jersey shore. and that is a $38 billion tourism economy in our state. and the jersey shore is not just about summer homes. sometimes, you know, a huge misconception. it has been transformed into year-round communities. the next two slides show the importance of some of what senator schumer was talking about. stockton college did a study of the army corps speech engineering programs before and after the storm. what it found was unambiguous. where the army corps was able to complete a beach engineered project, the defense held. the damage to communities behind the project was either negligible or manageable. so here is a before and after photo at surf city which received beach engineering in 2007 as
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm EST
natural facets. when you find a perfect in the tax code it will have the 18 natural facets. >>host: i love the fact that the herkimer diamond mine is owned by a woman she is amazing. she is passionate6 c13 these beautiful stone and what she does.t the 2 stone we had a chance to catch up with rocker >> herkimer crystal is 500 million years old with the indirect route and in upstate new york formed it literally pushed silica salt and water and into the valley.crystallized into this little pocket.this is called a vug,andy commercially extract we tried to get something something larger than myself and the big pocket it lined with drusy. >>host: there you had it. there the science behind that it is fascinating and it is interestingtalk about these rocks that literally date back 500 million years. that is the outside and inside you have little pockets little cavities with the herkimer form in order for us to create the today's special you go through and sort only the best rough. this is best of the best. it top grade quality is not get better for a hardcover. if you are looking an earring with s
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
israel withholding tax revenues, the position of palestinian authority could be made worse by such resolution. let me ask a man does he believed the threats issued by republican-controlled congress to punish the palestinians for taking this diplomatic step is a reasonable basis on which to base british possibility? does he believe to withhold tax and customs revenues on behalf of the palestinians which legally belongs to the palestinians is a reasonable basis on which to determine british policy on this though? when the foreign secretary understands statehood is not a gift to be given, but a right to be acknowledged. i won the foreign secretary of the united kingdom abstains tomorrow, it will not be a measure of our growing influence. it would be a confirmation of our growing irrelevance to meaningful engagement in the search for peace across europe to meaningful engagement in the search for peace across europe to meaningful engagement in the search for peace across europe i believe will be the search for peace across europe i believe will be an overwhelming majority of 102 members
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
both important. one is the concern of barry sudden drops in government expenditure and taxes on january 1 i could have a significant negative shock to the american and global economy. the other is the need for the united states to have a credible fiscal plan over the midterm to deal with what i think is a pretty serious long run fiscal situation. those issues often get mixed together. i would repeat what our finance minister said recently. i do think there solutions to the january 1 situation and a lot of common ground. i would think people would come to those solutions and not wait for a crisis. i hear some people talking about a budget accord. that kind of talk as lister you cannot, you go over a cliff, you cannot be sure what will happen next. with the collapse of lehman brothers, how icing major event can trigger a series of the event. i have every reason to believe these people will come to some kind of agreement on what to do. i also remain, notwithstanding all the difficulties the unit the -- the u.s. economy faces. i do not want to minimize them. this is still at its heart the m
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am EST
is the home mortgage and no taxes on health insurance and charitable giving are the big three. that will be the interesting debate. . .
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the breaking his taxes pledge in order to get a deal with house and senate democrats. as amihai and paul pos mur the director of the administration program at george mason university and i want to welcome you to the session which we are calling looking back to move forward the 1990 budget summit revisited co-sponsored by george mason university and the bipartisan policy center. it's our pleasure to put this on and recognize with all the frenzy about the fiscal cliff that we have a history and some of that history is successful in resolving the deep seated choices within the budgeting. that is what we are going to look back and talk about today and see whether we can learn any lessons from that experience. we will go over the detailed program and a few minutes but i want first to introduce our keynote speaker tom davis many of you know and most of you know tom. thomas somebody i call a academic. he's covered many bases and was the county executive for fairfax county. he was the representative to washington from fairfax to the congress and became the chairman of the house governme
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Nov 29, 2012 2:00am EST
come together and on tax reform and education and immigration and fiscal policy, now that we're no longer the issue of we have a reelection, that's done. barack obama has run his last campaign and you have divided government. i think the mandate the american people was sending is work together. focus on us not what divides you as politicians, focus on us. and i don't offer misplaced optimism often. because in washington you can get pessimistic quick. but i do have confidence there is path way on tax reform, on continued education reform, on doing some smart things around energy. and that's the test of the ment and the leaders in the senate and houses. can they come together post election. and for a period of time put your needs and the needs of the country first. and i have a great deal of confidence we'll do that. so i look forward to talking to you about the election that just happened. [applause] >> thank you for having me back. it's great to be back at the university of delaware and thank you for coming. when we look at this election in 2012, republicans should not be diluted a
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Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
well. small tax base, especially coming out of recession when receipts are down and then this hits. i think you make an important point. this committee won't be working with the -- so many of us, not by itself, west coast, east coast experience this, they will get very involved in the supplemental pick and i think you make a very important point about local management. thank you. and representative smith, last but not least, the floor is yours. >> thank you so much for convened a very timely and important hearing. madam chairman, hours after hurricane sandy made landfall in new jersey last month, i met with victims, elected officials and emergency responders to survey the damage of our coastal communities and i have about 20 that are right on the water. saw the devastation to lives, homes and businesses brought by this storm. i walked with the mayor of the day after, and the smell of gas, natural gas was so strong, so pungent that if any of us lit a match we would've had an explosion in many homes get burned down to nothingness. the courage and tenacity and resiliency of the victims h
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
. assuring that incumbent users are made whole. moreover, as part of the middle-class tax relief act of 2012, congress expanded the scope of funding from the relocation fund to include the costs of planning for relocation. i am confident that the pentagon and the larger federal government can more efficiently manage its spectrum holdings and make available additional spectrum to create jobs. i hope we can work this out and have it included as part of the defense authorization bill. i certainly believe it's an amendment that's important with regard to the issue that i mentioned and that is the reallocation, relocation of spectrum in this country to allow for multiple uses, obviously important private and commercial uses out there and enormous demand, that demand is is adding significantly to our economy and creating jobs for literally thousands and millions of americans. madam president, with that i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr
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